Banner of prairie grass
Preston to Forestville State Trail scenery
May 30, 2018

Preston-Forestville: trail extension

Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda

Project Overview

A trail extension connecting Preston to Carimona.

2018 Identified Need

$5 million

Project Impact

When complete, the Preston-Forestville State Trail will connect the existing Root River and Harmony-Preston State Trails to Forestville-Mystery Cave State Park. To date, one mile of trail and two bridges are built. The next phase of the project will complete 6 miles of trail, connecting Preston to Carimona, and includes 7 bridges as the trail follows the bank of the South Branch of the Root River and it’s narrow valley.

Project Support

Grassroots initiative in partnership with the city of Preston, Minn.

Bill Status: Not Funded in 2018

  1. Bills (HF 162 & SF 66) introduced that appropriate $5 million to extend the Blufflands State Trail System to connect Preston, MN with Forestville State Park.
  2. Bills referred to committees.
  3. Bill not included in final bonding bill.

2018 Legislative Outcome

Amount RequestedAmount Funded
$5 million$0

Other Investment Projects on P&TC's 2018 Legislative Agenda